The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed three-time All-Star guard Derrick Rose for the rest of the season, and he'd also be eligible for the playoff roster should the Timberwolves qualify. 

The Timberwolves season started off very promising, with key acquisitions Jimmy Butler, Jeff Teague and Jamal Crawford joining Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins in what looked like a long overdue playoff appearance this season.

However, since the Butler went down with a meniscal injury in his right knee, that playoff appearance is far from a sure thing.  The team must finish strong down the stretch to even qualify.

Derrick Rose will not replace Butler's production as his four knee surgeries have altered his game, but hopefully he'll provide veteran leadership and consistent scoring off the bench moving forward.

He should fit right in as Butler and Rose were teammates in Chicago for five seasons, all under current Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau.

If the Timberwolves do make the playoffs, not only would Rose be eligible to remain on the roster, but Jimmy Butler is also expected to return.


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